Fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) is a derivation of Fiber-to-the-x, which is a generalization of the several configurations of optical fiber use in telecommunications hardware. In FTTP communication delivery, the fiber is run from the central dispersal center to the premise itself, rather than deploying the signals through a cable pole, etc. The speed of the connection depends on the size of the Passive Optical Network (PON). The speed of the broadband delivery could be as high as 100Mbps, but there are installation challenges to be met.
Companies replace copper cable wires with optical fiber in order to provide the highest-quality internet connection to their customers. It's expensive to make this change, but an FTTP infrastructure provides many attractive options to telecommunications vendors, such as enabling them to bundle voice, data, and video services into one package.



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Google Fiber should not be ignored as an experiment, says analyst firm

Google Fiber's 1 Gbps service may be only available in a small amount of markets, but a new Bernstein Research study said that large telcos like AT&T and CenturyLink should see the Internet giant's FTTH initiative as a credible threat.

TDS closes in on 2015 FTTH goals with 1 Gig launch in Tipton, Ind.

TDS Telecom said it is on track to launch in Tipton, Ind., with 1 Gbps Internet and IPTV service market in November, moving it closer to reaching its goal to equip seven new markets this year.

AT&T lowers 1 Gig prices in markets where it faces Google Fiber

AT&T continues to lower the prices of its 1 Gbps GigaPower service, particularly in markets where Google Fiber has established a presence.

Telus commits $762M to build Vancouver FTTP network

Telus plans to invest $762 million over the next five years to connect the majority of the city's homes and businesses to its fiber-to-the-premises network.

AT&T forecasts uptick in IP broadband net adds in Q3

AT&T said it expects to report positive IP broadband net additions in the third quarter, while U-verse TV customers will drop.

AT&T launches 1 Gbps FTTH service in Texas, Central Florida

AT&T is continuing with its 1 Gbps FTTH service expansion drive, announcing that it is lighting service in two more Texas cities this week-- San Antonio and neighboring New Braunfels-- and in Orlando, Fla.

Cox to accelerate Gigabit broadband plans via DOCSIS 3.1 in 2017

Cox Communications is getting ready to move forward with its DOCSIS 3.1 lab and field trials in 2016 with plans to begin formal deployments in 2017.

Cox sues Tempe, Ariz., says city gave Google Fiber concessions

As Google Fiber (NASDAQ: GOOG) looks to bring its 1 Gbps FTTH service to consumers and businesses in Tempe, Ariz. it is facing a new legal fight with cable Cox Communications. In a lawsuit filed...

Verizon serves up 100 Mbps symmetrical FiOS tier, cuts 150 Mbps pricing

Verizon may be in the process of selling off its wireline assets in Florida to Frontier, but its move to offer new and existing FiOS customers that reside in the Tampa Bay region a 100 Mbps symmetrical speed tier shows the telco still sees value in its FTTH product line.

GCI launches 1 Gbps service to Anchorage consumers, businesses

Alaskan cable operator GCI has begun offering its 1 Gbps service, 1 GIG red to consumers and businesses in Anchorage with plans to scale it across all of its territory by the end of the year.